Non BSUG Meetings

18th March 2021

The MASIC Foundation. Webinar

Webinar: Managing the Consequences of OASI A Patient and Professional’s Perspective
12:30-14:00 Thursday 18th March 2021

A multi-disciplinary education webinar, organised by the MASIC Foundation, with leading speakers focusing on managing the consequences of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury (OASI) following birth. Covering topics on coping day to day, the effects on the woman’s physical and emotional health and the impact on the family.

Co-chaired by:
Debra Bick OBE, Professor of Clinical Trials in Maternal Health, Deputy Pro Dean for Research, Warwick Clinical Trials Unit and Chair of The MASIC Foundation.

Joanna Prance, MASIC Advocate, Personal Trainer and inspirational blogger @colostomummy.

Speakers to include:
Two MASIC Advocates discussing their experiences of living with an OASI. Emma Brockwell, Pelvic Health Physio, @physiomumuk and Author of ‘Why Did No One Tell Me?’ will be providing tips for coping long term after a 3rd and 4th degree tear. Yvette Perston, Functional Bowel CNS, will be suggesting practical advice for coping day to day. Brigitte Collins, Global Clinical Education Manager at MacGregor Healthcare Ltd, will introduce and identify how rectal irrigation can improve quality of life for women with bowel dysfunction following severe perineal injury.

Time will be allocated at the end of the webinar for an interactive Q&A session with all speakers and the event organiser Professor Robert Freeman - Consultant Gynaecologist at University Hospitals Plymouth.

The education webinar is open to anyone who may have suffered an OASI during childbirth and all health professionals - with particular relevance to students and registered professionals in midwifery, nursing, physiotherapy, mental health, obstetrics, urogynaecology and pelvic floor surgery, among others.

Registration Fee: Medical Doctors £40, Midwives, Nurses, and Allied Health Professionals £20 Students £5. This webinar is FREE to OASI Mothers, although all donations are gratefully received

Please click on the link below to register for the event, or search for The MASIC Foundation on

Download the PDf here for more details.

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